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Improving Distributed Intelligence in Complex Innovation Systems

  • Kuhlmann, Stefan
  • Boekholt, Patries
  • Georghiou, Luke
  • Guy, Ken
  • Heraud, Jean-Alain
  • Laredo, Philippe
  • Lemola, Tarmo
  • Loveridge, Denis
  • Luukkonen, Terttu
  • Moniz, António
  • Polt, Wolfgang
  • Rip, Arie
  • Sanz-Menendez, Luis
  • Smits, Ruud

Science and technology (S&T) are considered to be a central source, or at least a basic medium, of societal and industrial innovation, while innovation is conceived to basically feed the regeneration of our welfare. The suppliers of S&T in Europe as well as the users of their „products“, are confronted with a number of challenges today. We want to stress here that it was not the primary goal of our Advanced Science & Technology Policy Planning (ASTPP) Network to come up with proposals how the strategic character of European S&T policies could be strengthened. The ASTPP-network instead focuses on one aspect: the provision of strategic intelligence necessary to identify and develop strategic choices. The underlying hypothesis is that the existing body of experiences with technology foresight, technology assessment and S/T policy evaluation provides a basis for the development of an advanced S&T policy „planning“ approach by trying to enhance, interlink or even integrate the growing, but still dispersed experience in these three areas of intelligence. By „intelligent“ we mean that the inter-relatedness of S&T, industrial efforts, societal needs and political interventions becomes more transparent so that interactive collaboration between them will be facilitated.

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Date of creation: Jun 1999
Date of revision: May 1999
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6426
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  1. Luke Georghiou, 1995. "Research evaluation in European national science and technology systems," Research Evaluation, Oxford University Press, vol. 5(1), pages 3-10, April.
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